Pre-Health

Starting in Spring 2020

  • Pre-Health courses are taught in English
  • Students have to take at least one Spanish course; SPAN 2010-Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2020-Advanced Intermediate Spanish, or a class from the Semester course list.
  • Spanish Prerequisites: Completed at least the beginning year of college Spanish or the equivalent.
  • Apply now: https://educationabroad.virginia.edu/

In addition to their Spanish course/s, students can select from the following University of Virginia direct credit courses:

Pre-Health Course Offering

FALL SEMESTER

BIOL 2100-Introduction to Biology with Laboratory: Cell Biology & Genetics

BIOL 2100 is one of two semester courses that together provide an intensive introduction to biology for prospective Biology majors and pre-health (med, vet, dental) students. This course focuses on the fundamentals of cell biology and genetics with an emphasis on classical and modern experimental approaches. Lecture topics and concepts are reinforced and extended during once-weekly laboratory/small group discussions.

CHEM 1410-Introduction to College Chemistry with Lab

Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. 

MATH 1210-A Survey of Calculus

A first calculus course for business/biology/social-science students. Topics include limits and continuity/differentiation & integration of algebraic & elementary transcendental functions/applications to related-rates & optimization problems as well as to curve sketching & exponential growth.

 

SPRING SEMESTER

BIOL 2200-Introduction to Biology with Laboratory: Organismal & Evolutionary Biology

BIOL 2200 is one of two semester courses that together provide an intensive introduction to biology for prospective Biology majors and pre-health (med, vet, dental) students. This course focuses on evolution, physiology and development. Lecture topics and concepts are reinforced and extended during once-weekly laboratory/small group discussions. The Introductory courses are not sequenced and may be taken in either order.

CHEM 2420-Organic Chemistry II

Survey of the principle classes of organic and bioorganic compounds in relation to their structure, identification, synthesis, natural occurrence, reactivity, and mechanisms of reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 2410-Organic Chemistry I-or 1820-Principals of Organic Chemistry (Accelerated).

CHEM 2321-Organic Chemistry II Lab for non-Chemistry Majors

Focuses on the development of skills in methods of preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets biweekly. This course is designed for students who are pre-health students but NOT chemistry majors/minors. Prerequisite: CHEM 2311-Organic Chem Lab for Non-Chemistry majors or 2411-Organic Chemistry I Lab. CHEM 2420 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2321

STAT 2020-Statistics for Biologists

This course includes a basic treatment of probability, and covers inference for one and two populations, including both hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Analysis of variance and linear regression are also covered. Applications are drawn from biology and medicine.